Bucs Draft Injured Linebacker To Close Round 3

April 28th, 2017

Meet Kendell Beckwith.

He’s still recovering from a torn ACL at Louisiana State University. The Bucs traded up with the Jets to get him. (Joe’s confirming what the Bucs gave up.)

From NFL.com.


Big throwback frame with ability to bang between the tackles. Has experience in the middle with both 3-4 and 4-3 schemes. Takes well-reasoned paths to the ball. Won’t get caught rushing downhill without a plan. Will down into guards as pre-emptive strike before they combo up to him. Maintains his run fits and leverages his gap with an aggressive forearm shiver to short-pulling guards and isolation blockers. Hands are quick with some shock. Can unlock a surprising closing burst to close out on the perimeter. Eyes are disciplined. Good read and respond but plays the game with patience. Body control a plus. Won’t always be pretty but he gets guys tackled. Awareness in space and overall football IQ is above average. Able to find receivers working through his coverage area. Reads quarterback’s eyes helping him drift toward targets.

Lavonte David spoke recently about the starting strongside linebacker battle between Devonte Bond and Adarius Glanton. That turned Joe’s stomach a bit, so Joe is very happy to have Beckwith in the mix.

52 Responses to “Bucs Draft Injured Linebacker To Close Round 3”

  1. CRob Says:

    Seriously 😡

  2. JabooBuc Says:

    Love it. He’s a bad ass.

  3. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Sam backer potential?

  4. kh Says:

    LSU linebackers have been good to us

  5. Jorge Villar Says:

    What? What’s going on? Injured? No RB? Trade for what?

  6. Lamarcus Says:

    Never heard of him. Why? Cuz ur best ability is availability

  7. Bucs4821 Says:

    For 3-4 alignments?

  8. Bucs Guy Says:

    I like LBs from LSU, but wanted a RB. This tells me Licht is happy with our current RBs.

  9. Bucamania Says:

    Total bad azz. Runs down hill and crushes people. Injured but could be a real thumper at LB.

  10. Gabe Kelber Says:

    This was stupid, should’ve drafted Mack!

  11. Trubucfan22 Says:

    So much for joe’s “crater sized hole at Rb” haha i guess joe can stop leading the lynch mob for doug Martin. He’s our guy. Deal with it!

  12. Rich Says:

    Getting irritated here. What is going on here? No rb, no d line help. Ok with the Howard pick, love the Godwin pick, but seriously, we got Mack sitting there and we’re drafting an ILB? I just don’t get it. Don’t understand the Evans pick either.

  13. Vittaveve Says:

    His Physique alone screams toughness. LSU swagger! Bpth Kiper & MC
    cShay said if not for his ACL injury in November he would have went much higher. Im Content. Ecspeviall2with my boy C.Godwin!!!

  14. Colin Says:

    Guys, news flash… We don’t need a running back. Every pick people say no running back? No running back? Its the NFL. Theres plenty of guys that can run the ball. This is a good pick if hes healthy for camp. We needed a LB.

  15. Jorge Villar Says:

    Licht, really? Trade down for this guy? He would have been there in the 7th. Why do we have to make these BS moves….every year.

  16. JimmyJack Says:

    Put some heat on our stout LB core… I like it alot!!!! Plus they traded up for this guy so somebody at infamous One Bucs absolutely loves this kid……..head over heels!!!!!!

  17. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    great pick guys. This is a second round talent. This will be a steal a year from now.

  18. DallasBuc Says:

    Oh my…

  19. You go joe Says:

    The kid went to the combine to lift weights, limited by his Achilles of course.

    Came in 11th spot of most bench reps.

    Kid was leading tackle with 90 something before the injury.

    @lamarcus, you maybe never heard of him since you weren’t looking in the right spots.

    Kid can play LB. it doesn’t mean he’s a bad football player, light just maybe made a bad choice

  20. What-the-buc Says:

    this is a bipolar draft, ok pick, bad pick, ok pick, bad pick. We haven’t even picked a RB, and the Saints have picked up three in the last three days! lol

  21. Nano107 Says:

    Thumper the right pick

  22. Guzzie Says:

    Didn’t we draft an injured LB last year Devante Bond, Beckwith is a bad ass for sure, but he won’t be ready till November at the earliest, that’s 1 year since his ACL injury

  23. What-the-buc Says:

    Sorry but we do need a rb, very few teams out there that are not a balanced team. Very few teams can make it without a good running back, very, very few.

  24. macout247 Says:

    2nd round talent, injury drops him to 1 pick away from a 4th round pick basically. I trust Jason at this point. Nobody was in love the Kwon pick when it happened. Pick holds up. love it.

  25. tdtb2015 Says:

    If we keep Martin, they better redo his contract!!!!

    I want Mack or Perine!!!

  26. SOEbuc Says:

    Almost positive now Doug is our starting RB after his 3 week suspension.

  27. Rich Says:

    I love the we don’t need a running back zombies. Yeah like it didn’t matter last year when we couldn’t effectively close out a game cause we couldn’t run. its funny how people act like that one half of an offense game is suitable for filler players. If this is the case, why don’t we just run the nearest out of shape fat guy and call it a day, cause hey we can just throw the ball to our stud receivers? Clueless, and we wonder why we don’t win.

  28. Jim Rapeach Says:

    As a huge SEC fan, this guy should have been picked way higher. Only because he’s hurt did he get out of the second round at all.

    Really really good value here. Fast and his hard. Can cover pretty darn well and really tough to run on.

    Look for him to start and play on 1st and 2nd down. I think a year 1 starter with the last pick of the 3rd round is a excellent value. He could play will 1 day if he continues to developer.

  29. What-the-buc Says:

    How many Rb’s did we go through last year, and how many games could we have iced if we could have just managed a few more running yards to for a first down or to run down time?

  30. Jim Rapeach Says:

    Everybody crying because we didn’t draft a RB need to give it a rest. 70% of running back success is Offensive line play and paying game to back of the safety. No one was going to close out games last year with our obvious play calling and tired OLine.

  31. Rich Says:

    As if the Sam backer is such a crucial position to maintain when they only play a partial of the downs?

  32. Lokog Says:

    I hope we get perine. I hope we trade dougie for a 4th round pick to get perine. I think we are gonna miss out on a good rb this draft. We knew we neede a lb but at least we shouldve gotten a healthy one.

  33. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “this is a bipolar draft, ok pick, bad pick, ok pick, bad pick.


    Do you have a crystal ball?

  34. BushidoEvans Says:

    Please all of you whiners shut up! Damn so tired of you fat ass couch GMs. News Flash – You are not a better talent evaluator than Licht and his staff that are paid millions collectively to do their jobs…News Flash #2 – You do not have a better insight of the direction this team is going than Dirk and Smitty! Eat your doritos and drink your Miller High Life and stfu. So sick of these clowns.

  35. $acbuc$ Says:

    Jason got nervous with the Evans pick he really wanted Josh Jones but GB nabbed him. We traded up to get James Conner but Pitt grabbed him so he settle for Kwon boy Beck!

  36. Jason Says:

    Davis at linebacker looking way better then a blown out ACL linebacker

  37. R.O. Says:

    Do most of you actually believe what you type on here… no doubt we needed a young linebacker. He probably can play all 3 backer spots. Hopefully his knee is on schedule.

  38. BigMacAttack Says:

    I have no complaints about anything Licht has done in this Draft.

  39. martinii Says:

    IMO when we put our receiving corp out on the field our running backs are going to get 10 times better. You won’t see anymore 8 man boxes, Teams are going to have to be very careful of the blitz. What you are going to see is a team that sets up the run with the pass. And if you still have your panties in a wad maybe licht will go get Legarette Blount.

  40. Couch Fan Says:

    Labeling someone as a bad pick, 10 minutes after they were selected is idiotic. Every year its the same thing with some of yous, “They didnt pick who I wanted booohoooo wahhhhhh. Fire Licht boo hooo wahhh”

  41. Bucamania Says:


    Josh Jones was picked AFTER Justin Evans. Kinda blows your theory.

  42. Bucamania Says:

    @martinii had that same thought about Blount.

  43. alamba78 Says:

    This guy will rush the edge and play LB. I like the pick. Stop crying about RB. Our OL was the problem plus Doug going through a bad phase. He’ll be back this year in form.

  44. $acbuc$ Says:

    Bucamania it was Dalvin and Mixon being gone. Now my theory is fixed.

  45. $acbuc$ Says:

    I like how physical the new players are looking on tape. We got tougher on both sides of the ball this draft. Good job Jason!

  46. THETRUTH Says:

    He was happy with WR last year when one went down that was it all year. Same this year Doug out and than we searching all year.

  47. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    We do need a linebacker, and I like Beckwith, but this is not a fix this year. I think he can be a beast in 2018.

  48. jameisaintnopunk Says:

    well if he can’t be used until next season, at least he will know our system, hands down!!!

  49. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    What-the-buc… That’s an original screen name… Chump!!! Oh and no we don’t need a RB.

  50. QBKilla Says:

    With all the new weapons on offense opposing defenses will be reluctant to stuff the box. Our current group of RBs will get the job done as long as a certain someone can stay clean and healthy. We all know what he can do and Rodgers averaged a respectable 4.3 ypc last year.

  51. Jimmy T Says:

    Future LB Looks bright w Lavante, KWON & Beckwith. D line with Will Golston coming back. Dynamic offense this could be a special year and will only get better. All that is needed is to stay healthy and okay respectable D and a deep run in the playoffs . Koetter Head and shoulders better HC than Lovie. Thank god the Glazers made that decision. Can u imagine how bad this teM would be without Koeter and Lovie still HC?

  52. Broy34 Says:

    Joe I would stop assessing holes because youve Been dead wrong. D line running back o line. “don’t need a safety don’t need a tight end”